Sunday, November 14, 2010

Palliative Care First Time in India International Trade Fair

Shri Gulam Nabi Azad, Honourable Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Ms. Sujatha Rao, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare in DNipCare Stall in Health Ministry Pavillion of the India International Trade Fair 2010.

Honourable Union Minister appreciated DNipCare by his jotting down in the Visitor's book like this "I am extremely happy the way DNipCare is providing home to home service. I wish the organization best of luck". It is the first time in the history of India International Trade Fair that Palliative Care concept has been given a chance to propagate to the masses. We are grateful to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and also to all our wellwishers who encouraged us in our mission for the ailing patients.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Palliative Care Volunteers Monthly Review Meeting_13 Nov 2010

Monthly Review meeting of Palliative Care Volunteers held on 13 November 2010 in Kerala Club, M67, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Our Special Guests were Dr. A. Francis Julian and Dr. Nishad.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deepavali - Festival of Lights celebrated with Cancer Patients

Today is Deepavali, festival of lights. But we, the volunteers of DNipCare, thought to try and light up the hearts of a few patients remaining there today in Sir Soba Singh Dharamshala attached with the Delhi State Cancer Hospital, GTB Hospital Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. When majority of the patients went home to celebrate Deepavali these few could not as either they were to carry on with Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy or not able to afford to and fro journey due to one or the other reason.
Shahjahana cannot speak due to throat cancer, but her eyes express thousand lights of Deepavali for all of us. Ramakant Pandey speaks eloquently, fighting cancer vehemently and at the same time describing the disease as his better half to be with him always. Shamshad Ali speaks of talookath and taboon to be the strongest rings of the chain of belief as Prophet said. We learn always, still much to learn of the intricacies of human life through the lens of Palliative Care.
We visited these patients belonging to far flung areas, taken the role of their kith and kin, who seldom come for them, tried to cheer them up and to be their own. Pain, solitude, physical and mental agonies, everything gives them company, but what is required from us is little moments of concern and care, a few words of us convincing that we are with them.
Also as a token of our concern and affection we provided them from DNipCare our Deepavali gifts, the innerwear to withstand the forthcoming winter. Antony Cyriac Sir and Ajith Kumar Sir with their passion to render care for patients were the other team members for this fruitful visit.

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare